It feels like it should be fall, but it's not. In fact, it was hotter than Satan's nutsack yesterday. The temperature has dropped quite a bit this evening. I think we're getting some high winds off the storms that are blowing through the lower Southern states.
We're kinda ready for fall, though. For a few weeks, Buddy and the Evil Twin have been riding my ass with spurs to make Apple Crisp. This is one of my stand by Fall recipes. It's so delicious, but it is time consuming (lots of peeling and slicing) - but the outcome is worth it.
For my family, I only do enough for an 8x8 pan (or roughly cut the recipe in half). I just wing it.
I use only Granny Smith apples. And for a while there, there was a dearth of Granny Smith's to be found.
Suddenly, I saw a bunch at the store and stocked up. However, I was feeling lazy and did not want to peel them.
So, mid day yesterday, I enlisted the help of the Evil Twin. I offered to make the Apple Crisp if someone would peel the apples for me. I would do the rest.
There were 9 apples on the small to medium sized side. As agreed, the Evil Twin peeled them. Then, I used my apple cutter thingie do (it cuts the core out and cuts the apple into 8 sections of about the same size). After that, I sliced them thinner still.
I had to give the kids a few slices because I over-estimated the apple quantity that would fit in an 8x8 baking dish.
I guesstimated with the sugar and such. 40 minutes later in a 350 oven and we had Apple Crisp.
The house smelled SO good.
Buddy, who loves apples anyway, was beside himself waiting for it to emerge from the oven.
I think this is the first time I've made this recipe since Sissy was born, but after it cooled down a bit, she appreciated it as well.
Buddy said, "You make the best Apple Crisp, ever!" Awwww. He knows how to flatter a mommy's heart.
It's Monday - that means Walmart shopping. I have my list ready to go and I suppose I'll pick up more apples for more Apple Crisp! Yum!